Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Bedtime Blastoff!, written by Luke Reynolds, reviewed by Klaudia Janek

Student Reviewer: Rahul V.
Summary: This book talks about a boy going to bed but would rather play with his dad. The boy imagines what he could be in the future from a pilot zooming away to pirate sailing in the seas. The father repeatedly asks him if its time for “bedtime” and the boy replies “not yet”. Although the boy refuses to go to sleep the boy’s father continues to play with him and support him.

Straight Talk for Librarians: This book is suitable for young readers as the book has a poetic touch with a couple of words rhyming and the story moves along quickly and would make a great read-aloud book. This book will teach the younger audience about using your imagination. The boy thinks about different occupations and vehicles as he tries to put bedtime off. The book is beautifully illustrated with computer-designed graphics. It will make a good bedtime story as the story ends with the boy finally falling asleep. It has literary merit as it would introduce the children to rhyming words and new vocabulary. This is a great book to read as bedtime approaches. It would also be a good addition to a bedtime themed book display in a library.

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